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tv   CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon  CBS  August 30, 2010 11:00am-11:30am PST

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they had 30 people and an idea. meg's job was to make it happen. it took leadership. focus. and the ability to bring people together. meg whitman delivered. named one of america's best ceo's by harvard business review, she grew ebay 15,000 strong and made small business dreams come true. now meg has a plan to create jobs. fix sacramento. and deliver results. meg whitman. for a new california. police officer who was shot on friday is still fighting for h life after good afternoon, everyone. i'm sydnie kohara in for allen martin today. a fremont police officer who
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was shot friday is still fighting for his life after two rounds of surgery. he was critically wounded while trying to arrest a suspected gang member in oakland. anne makovec is at highland hospital with the latest on that officer's recovery. >> reporter: i just heard from the hospital personnel that he is still in critical but stable condition this morning. over the weekend he went through two surgeries, one on his bladder and he has several surgeries yet to go. we are told his wife has remained by list side since he came to the hospital on friday. fremont police officer todd young has been at the hospital since he was shot on the job in oakland friday afternoon. he was working with the task force trying to serve a warrant for a domestic violence charge when police say the man he was trying to arrest, 20-year-old andrew barientos, opened fire, shooting almost a dozen rounds hitting officer young twice in the abdomen. police say he then took off to mexico, and was caught near the border in san diego, and police
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had tracked him via his cell phone. he was taken to jail where he awaits a trip back to almeda county to be booked on suspicion of attempted murder and carjacking. back in oakland, officer young has survived two surgeries so far. the latest to repair his bladder. doctors have used more than 60 pints of blood in their work so far which is inspiring potential blood donors to give. >> i in fact thought about doing a direct donation for him but given the fact it has been a few days i figure he has already had several of them. so i just thought i would come in and let the red cross do what they want with it. >> you never really know what it is going towards but it is nice to know that there is especially one person in particular that you could especially be helping that person. >> reporter: the red cross says its supplies were critically low before the outpouring of support. and anyone who wants to donate is asked to go to their nearest blood donation center and tell personnel there that they're donating in young's name.
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and now i just heard from another fremont police officer, and just stopped me while the story was running and told me that young is doing all right, and that he is expected to undergo more surgery tomorrow. but for today, he will be recovering from his surgery from over the weekend. now, as far as the suspect, barientos, he will not be brought back to oakland today according to the oakland pd but he will be presumably sometime in the near future. i wanted to mention something else going on at the highland hospital in oakland. this was going on since we were here covering this story. another story unfolding. this white vehicle you see here, according to police, pulled up and a man who was shot got out, and it was a dropoff of a shooting victim. and police then, the sheriff's officers arrested one man here at the scene. so we have the almeda county sheriff's office here and then the police came, and they have blocked off the area there, as the one gunshot victim is now being treated in the emergency room. sidney? >> ann, thank you very much for
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the update. anne makovec. >> and young's friends and fellow officers have set up a facebook page to ask for blood donations and updates on the condition are posted and you can send messages of support as well. in other news, an accident in san francisco this morning when a driver apparently forgot to set the parking break and broke her elderly mother's ankle. police say the driver double- parked in front of a medical office building in front of webster street just after 10:00 and she went to help her mother out, the car rolled downhill toward fill more and the rear windows caught the older woman as she got out but the accident could have been much worse. >> the elderly mother in the passenger seat, it looks like her ankle was run over and it very well could have run over you know, her midsection, or hit another pedestrian who was crossing the street at that point. >> that suv rolled 160 feet. it smashed into a parked car causing extensive damage but
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luckily no one else was hurt. three people rushed to the hospital after the coast guard rescued them from the disabled fishing boat off the marin coast. those men called for help last night, after a powerful wave struck their 42-foot vessel just south of point reyes. the force of the waves smashed a window and knocked out electrical power to the boat. a total of four people were on board. three men suffered cuts from the broken window all in stable condition, but one of the men is 90 years old. the man convicted of killing fairfield city councilman matt garcia has just been sentenced to 50 years to life behind bars. garcia was killed in september of 2008, outside a friend's home. and just 22 years old, he was the youngest person ever to serve on the city council. and earlier this year, a jury convicted 33-year-old henry williams of first-degree murder. police say that williams and another man targeted garcia after mistaking him for a drug dealer. a man who tried to kill himself with a nail gun was shot and killed after a
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standoff with san jose police. the 42-year-old man reportedly confronted officers with a 10- inch knife. police were called to the home yesterday, by a woman who said that her estranged husband was trying to commit suicide. when the man approached police with a knife, they shot him. as standard procedure, the three officers who fired their weapons have now been placed on paid administrative leave. a homeless man killed this weekend in san francisco's golden gate park has now been identified as 53-year-old michael conder. this happened saturday morning near kezar stadium. someone found him around 7:30, and as soon as officers arrived he was pronounced dead. investigators say it appears that he is the victim of an assault but so far police have not made any arrests. a deadly fire in a high rise apartment in san francisco is now being called suspicious. it broke out yesterday morning, at a building on owe farell street in the tenderloin. police say a woman jumped to her death from the eighth
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floor. a plan who lived in the apartment was taken to the hospital with series burns. he is in serious condition but is expected to survive. a preliminary investigation shows the fire started on a mattress. and a fire in san jose led to an interesting discovery. inside this house on plainfield court, a marijuana growing operation. investigators suspect the flames were sparked by faulty wiring. and it appears pg&e service had been bypassed and internal wiring stinkerred with to a -- tinkered with to avoid detection. luckily no one was home when the fire started. parents in the east bay have bold plans to keep two child care centers from closing. they plan to occupy the golden gate child development center starting tomorrow. and it is one of seven originally set to close because of budget cuts. and five child care centers have been spared, at least for now. and parents say they want the state to come up with the money to keep them all open permanently. >> we want public education for
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every young person in oakland. and we want the little ones, you know, age three to five, and after school programs to exist for children to develop and have an equal start in life. >> along with the group, the santa fe child development center is also set to close. both are in north oakland. state budget cuts have reduced funding by $13 million for early childhood education. new message today from those trapped miners in chile. the tearful word to their families. what they may soon need to do to help with their own escape. all eyes on earl. the hurricane quickly gaining strength. the entire east coast is on edge right now. much of the bay area today, basking in sunshine. but there are some parts of the coastline that are still looking at clouds. will it clear out at all today? i have the forecast coming up. ,,
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half-mile underground. the rescue crews in chile starting to drill a tunnel now to save 33 miners trapped a half mile underground, and yes, they know now they're aware that the operation could take months. as charlie d'agata tells us, they're now sending poignant video messages to their families. >> reporter: this new telephone line is getting the trapped miners in chile a chance to speak face to face with their families. >> translator: he says please excuse the way i look. we're all okay down here. a big hug for christie my daughter. >> reporter: most video messages were upbeat but some miners broke down in tears. he says i miss you very much. and i know the situation looks difficult, but we are trying to survive down here in our own
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way. the miners have been trapped half a mile under ground for 25 days. they may have to help in their own rescue. fearing thousands of tons of rock that will fall as a rescue hole is drilled toward them. 393 men have received -- the 33 men have received food like bread and cereal and jam and nicotine gum for smokers and watch their weight, 35-inches is the biggest waistline for fitting through the rescue hole. and like the space station, they must stay physically and mentally fit. >> and our job is to go down and look at nutritional support and behavioral health support. >> reporter: and engineers look to dig a second escape shaft to speed things up but officials say it may be months before miners see the light of day. charlie d'agata, cbs news. people along the east coast
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are keeping a close eye on hurricane earl now in the caribbean. it has become a category three hurricane. that means it has maximum sustained winds of almost 120 miles an hour. and it could become a category four later this week. a hurricane warning is now issued for the u.s. virgin islands. this is new video just in from the islands, where heavy winds are already causing some damage and forecasters say everyone from the carolinas to the new england states needs to pay attention to the storm. good news for the labor day weekend coming up. gas prices are dropping. according to the lundberg survey, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.70. it has dropped more than 7 cents just in the last two weeks. for san francisco, it has the nationest highest gas prices at $3.13 a gallon. the cheapest? you will have to go to st. louis at $2.39. >> they are some of the clearest pictures ever taken of
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the titanic wreckage. up next, images from the latest deep sea expedition. plus, it is the latest trend in weddings. how to get hitched and help the environment as well. well, it is round two today, cool, but the next couple of days, the 90s? yes. we got that rollercoaster ride with the temperatures. it continues across the bay area. we will take a look at the seven-day forecast coming up. ,,,,
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canadian sed two you're looking at brand new images just captured of the titanic. a group of canadian researchers used two robots to take thousands of high resolution photos and hours of video. it is called expedition titanic. the researchers are not collecting any artifacts this time. they're just documenting the wreckage. they have had to leave the site though because of high seas and strong winds brought on by hurricane danielle. no worries for us. cool and calm around here. cool is the word. >> cool is the word. and we are looking at a camera that we have on top of the roof here at broadway and battery. and talk about great visibility. normally not that clear in the bay area. those days don't come around too often but today is one of them. we're looking out at treasure island and off in the distance, the east bay hills. plenty of sunshine expected today but not everyone is
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banking in sunshine. we have some clouds out there. we will take a look at those on the satellite. san jose, down in the south bay, boy, talk about a winner. postcard weather. that is going to be in the forecast today. and also for much of the workweek. here is a look at the daily planner. this afternoon, sunshine, and sunshine. yeah, sun and clouds. it is a good day. and 60s around the coastline. and warmest spot, lower 70s for the bay and near 80 degrees inland and for tonight, we are expecting mostly clear conditions inland and partly cloudy with low clouds around the bay and low clouds and fog for the coastline. and now, here are some of the locations still looking at clouds down near pacifica and half moon bay with clouds along the coastline. we're not going to clear out completely and eventually the clouds will ride up the coast and move off the coastline of marin county and that will be later on in the afternoon and for the early evening. for today, with the sunshine, believe it or not, it is still pretty mild and average daytime high in concord, 86 degrees and 85 in santa rosa and 82 in san jose and 70 degrees in san francisco. take a look at today.
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77 is what we're going to hit, nine degrees cooler than average. 74 in san jose. and 64 degrees in san francisco. so even though we do have a lot of sunshine out there, the temperatures are up to about 10 degrees below average. and daytime high in fremont, 71, and also 71 degrees in union city. and 72 in palo alto. and 75 in cupertino. going to keep the 60s along the coastline and expecting some clouds to be along the coast, most of the afternoon. and east bay locations, mid-60s in berkeley, and mid-70s in walnut creek. and boy, that is nice and 77 in danville and 74 in dublin. 79 in antioch and brentwood and north bay locations upper 70s in sonoma and napa. and 74 degrees in petaluma. and 59 in stinson beach. that ain't right. 63 in sausalito. and 64 degrees in san francisco. i say beach, i think 70s and 80s, but not in the bay area. we will warm up. take a look, tuesday, and wednesday and thursday, temperatures warming up to the 90s and triple digit highs for thursday and 80 degrees around
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the bay and the mid-70s for the coastline, and cooler weather coming in saturday and sunday. our my p pix photo for the noon hour, backyard sunrise. isn't that nice? if you have a photo to show off or share with us go to and i will upload it and include it in the weather cast. that's a look at the weather. back to you. >> they can enjoy that and watch us in the morning. >> totally. >> exactly. >> thank you very much. you usually think of white or ivory for a wedding but green is becoming a more common color for weddings. that's because brides and grooms want to be more eco- conscious. linda yee shows us how to get hitched and be conscious of the environment as well. >> reporter: there she comes. dressed in white. but these days a bride's wedding can also be green. >> definitely nice to see that they're making an effort to do something like that. and be conscious. >> that is the point of the wedding fair today, co- sponsored by palo alto.
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a green powered city. >> every exhibitor offers something to save the environment. for example, some table linens are based on recyclabled plastic bottles. but they are only available in limited colors like natural or white. why not buy all of your linens made out of recycled bottles? >> one of the reasons not all of the linens can be dyed or made into certain prints or patterns. >> reporter: a table of bridal gifts or supplies are 100% natural. no dyes used. >> made out of starch and corn, and the candle is soy-based, and burns more than 40 hours. >> reporter: and 20% of the proceeds also go to the nonprofit of the broid's choice. the emphasis here is local, sustainable and recyclable. even down to the wedding dress. >> i know what i would do is i would dye the whole skirt. >> the salon makes custom wedding gowns but also offers
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brides the option to redesign their investment into another dress. perhaps for a friend or relative. >> and no material is wasted. and it also has special meaning for other people in the family, to have part of the bride's dress used for other occasions. the average wedding is expected to cost anywhere from 20 to $30,000 these days. it helps to recycle. >> weddings often times can be really extravagant and a lot of times you just use it once. >> brides are thinking green to save green. in palo alto, linda ye, cbs 5. you need to get somewhere in a hurry? a big hurry? the supesonic jet now for sale at a bargain price. if you can afford the fuel that is. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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right away. two or three days, that's it. i say that all the time. vegetables, buy them and enjoy them. don't store them too long. and squeeze it. that means it is fresh. the best way to prepare it, i just shave the very top here, and the very bottom, and just like this, and then i do the par-boil and then put them on the grill with olive oil and salt and pep ir. let me tell you something shall. tender. it is -- let me tell you something. it is tender. it is delicious. you need to enjoy. you can wrap proscuitto around it, too. if you want to. i'm tony tantillo your fresh grocer and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. look how big this guy is. coming up at 5:00, business very brisk. and a new bay area coffee shop but it is not what is in the cup that is grabbing the attention. what has some some steaming, those stories and more at 5:00. and a cold war era fighter jet on sale for a bargain price. wolf aviation in stockton offering a swedish intercepter for $175,000. it can blast through the sky at
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mach2 and fly as high as 60,000 feet. but at more than five dollars a gallon for fuel, few people can afford to feed 2. it. >> the prices have gone down on aircraft like this that consume a lot of fuel. and consume a lot of fuel, it does. >> and the plane burns through 100 gallons a minute and that is $5,000 every 10 minutes. that's steep. >> a little too expensive for me. >> uh-huh. >> that's it for the cbs 5 eyewitness news at noon. the next newscast is at 5:00. ,,,,,,
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with my friends we'll do almost anything. out for drinks, eats. i have very well fitting dentures. i like to eat a lot of fruits. love them all. the seal i get with the super poligrip free keeps the seeds from getting up underneath. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. a lot of things going on in my life and the last thing i want to be thinking about is my dentures. [ charlie ] try super poligrip free.
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they had 30 people and an idea. meg's job was to make it happen. it took leadership. focus. and the ability to bring people together. meg whitman delivered. named one of america's best ceo's by harvard business review, she grew ebay 15,000 strong and made small business dreams come true. now meg has a plan to create jobs. fix sacramento. and deliver results. meg whitman. for a new california.


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